Today's episode was nothing short of a dream come true for hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros because they were joined by New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler. Yes, the one and only Steven Kotler. They chat about Flow, peak performance, entrepreneurship, depression and anxiety, and so much more. Also, if you enjoy discussions around neurobiology, this episode is going to tickle your fancy.
Steven Kotler is an award-winning journalist and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He is the author of nine bestsellers (out of thirteen books), including The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance.
Steven is also the cohost of Flow Research Collective Radio, a top ten iTunes science podcast. Along with his wife, author Joy Nicholson, he is the co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary.
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[1:51] How Steven became a journalist?
[6:51] Diving a little bit deeper into “flow”
[11:50] Happiness and struggles
[18:07] Peak performance evolution
[20:50] Why should people shoot for peak performance?
[26:42] Some of the major causes of depression
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[28:32] Foundational ideas of resilience
[31:31] “Entrepreneurship is a game of spotting opportunity and creativity.”
[33:20] Gratitude practice and flow
[36:15] Steven and his level of confidence
[39:07] Steven's Amazon rainforest experience
[46:04] Adversities are normal; it's what you do with them that's important
[50:24] We are all capable, but the human potential is invisible, so we need to push our skills for our potential to emerge
[55:54] Talking about The Art of Impossible